Now that building work on the first phase of 81 affordable new homes at Padnall Lake is underway, we’re delighted to announce that we have now appointed renowned architects, Mae, to carry out the detailed design on the second phase.

Mae are well known for designing high quality affordable housing across London, and have an excellent track record of working with local people.

Helen Clark of Mae, said: “I’m delighted to be working on this exciting project which will deliver new, affordable homes for local people. Our first priorities are to get to grips with the site, familiarise ourselves with the great work done to date and, in particular, to understand residents’ views. We’ll be involved in a number of design workshops with residents in the early autumn and look forward to meeting you then and hearing your views.”

Helen and her team aim to work with residents to finalise the design by Spring 2022 so that building work can start in 2023.

See the full August update for more information and details of how to get involved or sign up for further updates at the Be First website.